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July 20 2012

A joint venture between affiliates of Nathan Berman and an international investment group closed on the acquisition of 443 Greenwich Street today.  Mr. Berman, the developer on the project, will lead the conversion of the historic Tribeca property from commercial to luxury residential use.

Constructed circa 1883 and designed by architect Charles C. Haight as a warehouse, the building is noted to have been home to various manufacturing companies, including the Semon Bache glass company and the American Steel Wool Manufacturing Company.  Haight is also credited with the design of several other Tribeca buildings erected during the same era.  Mr. Berman, described the building as “a quintessential Tribeca property – exactly the type of building Tribeca became known for.”

Nathan Berman is also the principal member of Metro Loft Management, LLC.  Metro Loft is a vertically integrated Real Estate Development and Management company.  Based in New York, Metro Loft focuses on luxury rental properties in Manhattan’s Financial District and is the largest residential manager in downtown Manhattan. Mr. Berman’s other conversion projects include nearly three million square feet of space in properties ranging from boutique lofts to art deco skyscrapers, including 116 John Street, 20 Exchange Place and 63 Wall Street.

June 8 2012

Your weekend guide. 6.8-6.10

Friday

 

Sunset Singing Circle

7PM – 8:30PM •   Battery Park

Sing together! Share rounds and folk songs. No experience necessary. All ages welcome. Bring a favorite song. Led by folksinger Terre Roche.

www.bpcparks.org

 

Carol Muske-Dukes on the Beats

7pm  •  10 River Terrace

Poet and novelist Carol Muske-Dukes offers insights on the Beat poets, with a discussion of the work of Diane di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Gary Snyder and Philip Whalen.

www.poetshouse.org

 

Saturday

 

Vintage Police Car Show

10AM-4PM • 100 Old Slip

The Police Museum’s largest event of the year returns. Visitors will have the unique opportunity to view a piece of New York City’s history when the Police Museum displays classic patrol vehicles used by New York’s Finest at its 12th Annual Car Show.

www.nycpm.org

 

Free! Live Music – The Brit Pack

10pm  •  Ulysses  58 Stone St

Listen to the Brit Pack play perform songs from all your favorite British artists from The Beatles to Amy Winehouse.

http://thebritpackusa.com/

 

 

Sunday

 

Children’s Gardening Club

4pm-5pm •   Battery Park

Join Battery Park City Parks Conservancy for an afternoon of gardening with your children.

URL:www.bpcparks.org

 

All day I dream party

3pm-11pm •  Beekman Beer Garden at 89 South Street

$30

New York city’s favorite daytime party returns June 10th.

All day I dream will continue to explore their unique sound meshing cinematic strings and emotive melodies with alluring baselines that take you on a warm arc that follows sunshine daze in to twilight.

http://beekmanbeergarden.com

 

Free! Trivia

8:30pm  •  Ulysses  58 Stone St

So you think you’re a wise guy? Get your team together to win fantastic prizes at this Stone Street pub quiz.

http://ulyssesfolkhouse.com

 

New Amsterdam Market

11am-4pm • South Street (Between Beekman and Peck Slip)

Check out local food vendors at FiDi’s very own public market.

http://www.newamsterdammarket.org

June 1 2012

On Wednesday night we had a party to celebrate the opening of our newest luxury rental building 116 John Street and to congratulate all of the designers who participated in our 116 John Street design competition for their hard work and beautiful designs.

Internationally recognized designer Deborah Berke awarded two grand prizes of $5,000 each to Ron Marvin and Kevin Dumais and announced your fan favorite ID 810, designers Virginia Toledo and Jessica Geller who were awarded a new iPad.

Thank you for all who voted and supported our designers!

Remember you can still check out the designs at http://www.facebook.com/MetroLoft  and don’t forget to like us while you are there.

May 29 2012

I went to check out Downtown’s rockin’ BBQ joint Blue Smoke last week at their Battery Park City location, and was treated to an incredible lunch, featuring a wonderful soundtrack.

The music matched the ambiance– ranging from smooth jazz to twangier country tunes, but overall felt more New York than back woods.  The waitstaff was friendly and attentive, even during the downtown lunch rush!  Each and every dish that they carried past me was bursting with beautiful color– bright red tomatoes, fresh greens, perfectly browned and charred barbecued meats.  Don’t skip the smoked wings, or mac ‘n cheese– both were to die for!

They have a solid house brew, and wonderfully balanced cocktails– especially their in-house smoked bourbons.  All of the desserts are freshly baked daily, and the layered chocolate cake was served with a glass of ice-cold milk.

 Chocolate layer cake with Milk

At the end of your meal, you will want to lick your fingers clean (even though they’ll provide you with a wetnap and toothpicks, below), but at least you’ll feel upscale doing it!

Blue Smoke is located in, right across from the movie theater on Vessey Street, between West Street and North End.

May 25 2012

 Your weekend in FiDi

 

Friday

Verboten Presents Maya Jane Coles & Maceo Plex

6pm – Beekman Beer Garden at 89 South Street

Two of dance music’s biggest talents team up for one giant night of music, and they’ve brought some friends along with them.

http://beekmanbeergarden.com

 

Nat “King” Cole – Long Live the King

Free Documentary Film screening at 6:30PM Ticketed Concert 8:30 – Tribeca PAC  at 199 Chambers Street

The World of Nat King Cole (89 min.) documentary screening and concert featuring the music of Nat King Cole.

http://tribecapac.org

 

Saturday

Governors Island Opening Day

10am-7pm – Free ferry Departs 10 South Street

Come celebrate opening day! Governors Island is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday Monday (Memorial Day and Labor Day) from May 26-September 30.

http://www.govisland.com

 

Dance New Amsterdam – Dance Party

10pm – 280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers)

Dance  late night with Dance New Amsterdam. $10 includes all drinks for the evening.

 

http://www.dnadance.org

 

Sunday

 

Tom Middleton + M.A.N.D.Y – Memorial Day Weekend Beach Party

6pm – Beekman Beer Garden at 89 South Street

Dance the night away (open until 3am) because Monday is a Holiday! Enjoy food and drinks and amazing DJs Tom Middleton + M.A.N.D.Y.

http://beekmanbeergarden.com

May 24 2012

Five design teams were hand selected to design five model residences at MetroLoft’s newest luxury rental building, 116 John Street. Now we want you to get involved and to vote on your favorite design!

Please visit us at http://www.facebook.com/MetroLoft to vote and don’t forget to Like us on Facebook while you are there.

The People’s Choice winner will be announced May 30 and will win a new iPad.

May 22 2012

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Look at these guys: showing off their MetroLoft jerseys after a winning game downtown!

May 17 2012

 Your weekend in FiDi

*Friday*

Thrilist Beer & Burger Bash with Gil Parris

6pm-1am •   Beekman Beer Garden at 89 South St

Celebrate NY burger week and dance the night away at Beekman Beer Garden with live music provided by Gil Parris.  For $20 you get 2 craft beers and a house-ground beef burger or a veggie burger.

*Purchase of the Thrillist Reward is not necessary to enter the venue, but it seems like a great deal to us!

http://rewards.thrillist.com/deal/9674/beekman-burger-bash

 

Free! Family Friday Pizza and Movie Night

6:00pm – 7:30pm  •  Charlotte’s Place, 107 Greenwich Street between Rector and Carlisle Streets

Meet other downtown families for free pizza, children’s movies, and community every third Friday night of the month. This month, the movie is Walt Disney’s Pocahontas.

http://www.trinitywallstreet.org

*Saturday*

Taste of Tribeca

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. • Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson).

Taste of Tribeca is an amazing culinary festival to benefit public schools (specifically PS 150 & PS 234) where you can sample over 70 downtown restaurant’s culinary stylings.

http://rewards.thrillist.com/deal/9674/beekman-burger-bash

 

Free! Mexican Dance Night

6:30PM – 8:00PM  •  1 New York Plaza Concourse

Musicians accompany beautifully costumed dancers from Calpulli Mexican Dance Company with coastal rhythms, Aztec drums, Mariachi music and song.

www.bpcparks.org

 

Free! Stone Street Sessions with Without George

10pm  • Ulysses 58 Stone St

Check out this rock band from the west of Ireland rock out on Stone Street.

http://withoutgeorge.com/

 

*Sunday*

 

The NYPD Running Club presents the 11th Annual NYPD Memorial 5k Run

10:13am • Corner of Liberty Street & West Street, New York, N.Y.

 

Each year the  NYPD Running Club is honored to bring together Law Enforcement Officers and the community, to pay tribute to more than 750 NYPD Officers who have died in the line of duty.

Online registration is now closed, but you can register in person at packet pick on Friday at the NYC Police Academy from 10am to 7pm, and on the morning of the run at Public School 89 from 7:30 to 9:30am.

http://www.nypdmemorialrun.com/

 

New Amsterdam Market – Gathering of the Fisheries

11am-4pm • South Street (Between Beekman and Peck Slip)

Over a dozen fish and seafood vendors will be on hand for this gathering of the fisheries. There will be cooking demos, fish writers, fish related crafts and plenty of fish you can pick up to cook at home!

http://www.newamsterdammarket.org

 

Free! Trivia

8:30pm  •  Ulysses  58 Stone St

So you think you’re a wise guy? Get your team together to win fantastic prizes at this Stone Street pub quiz.

http://http://ulyssesfolkhouse.com

 

May 16 2012

The NYC Karaoke League is having a fundraiser downtown for the Leukiemia & Lymphoma Society tonight (Wednesday May 16th) from 7-9:30pm at Earl’s Court located at 90 John Street.

There will be a karaoke solo competition (separate male and female brackets, with a final run-off for the winner of each).  $20 entry to sing, $5 at the door + optional donations for this great cause.  100% of all collected money goes to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.   Come out either to hear some of NYC’s best talent, or, if you’re feeling brave: get singing!

Don’t forget to bring some friends, because the volume of your cheering section helps determine your score!

See you at Earl’s Court for some food, drinks and tunes!

Arrive early: Earl’s has a happy hour 4-7pm daily with half-priced beer, wine & select martinis

 

May 2 2012

For all you foodies and philanthropists out there:

Taste of Tribeca is coming up on May 19th from 11:30-3pm!

Taste of Tribeca is an amazing culinary festival to benefit public schools (specifically PS 150 & PS 234) where you can sample over 70 downtown restaurant’s culinary stylings!  If you have little ones, there’s fun stuff to do in the Kids Zone, or, if you want to toast to Tribeca, you can pair your afternoon with a self-guided wine tasting tour!

Head over to Duane Street on May 19th for this amazing chance to take a bite out of Downtown’s finest food!

For more information: www.tasteoftribeca.com

Photo credit: © Jack Berman 2012

 

 

 

LEASING GUIDELINES

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METROLOFT MANAGEMENT LEASING GUIDE

TO VIEW APARTMENTS

MetroLoft Management has an on-site leasing office located at 116 John Street. All of our buildings are situated in the Financial District and are easily accessible from this central office. Our agents can take you on a tour of the building’s many amenities and show you available apartments that suit your rental needs. We can help you become familiarized with the neighborhood and will guide you through the application process.

To make an appointment, contact us at 212.344.6363. Or just stop by during our business hours— on weekdays from 10am – 6 pm or on Saturday from 12pm – 5 pm.

*If you want to see apartments that will be available in the future, you must bring government issued photo identification to enter currently occupied units with our staff.

INCOME QUALIFICATION

We require our tenants to have an annual income that is equal to 40 times the amount of the monthly rent. For example, if the rent were $2,000 a month, an applicant must document no less than $80,000 (40 x $2,000). If the apartment will be shared, the sum of all of the applicants’ income should be equal to 40 times the monthly rent. If you are unable to meet this requirement, we may ask that you provide a guarantor or show additional assets.

USING A GUARANTOR
If you will be using a guarantor throughout the application process, guarantors must document an annual income equal to 80 times the monthly rent, and must be from the United States, and provide a full application with all of the required paperwork in addition to your own documentation.

SECURITY DEPOSITS

The standard security deposit is one month’s rent. Additional security monies may be required under certain circumstances based on the paperwork provided.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS

To put an apartment on hold, an applicant must pay a $95 non-refundable application fee (which is used to run the applicant’s credit), provide a signed copy of our application and a copy of his/her government issued photo identification. This will take the apartment off of the market, “on hold,” for 48 hours to allow the applicant(s) time to gather the rest of the necessary documentation. Upon receipt of all of the required paperwork, an application can be approved and processed within a few hours.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION

The following documents must be provided when submitting an application from each applicant or guarantor:
• A completed and signed application form (available online, by email, or our office)
• $95.00 non-refundable application fee (cash or credit card)
• U.S. Government-issued photo identification (foreign applicants must supply a visa)
• 3 most recent bank statements (all accounts)
• 3 most recent pay stubs, or employment verification letter
• Proof of 3 most recent rent payments
• If self-employed, Income Tax returns may be requested

FURTHER REQUIRED PAYMENT
When scheduling your lease signing, keep in mind that you will need to bring certified or bank checks made payable in the amount of your first month’s rent and specified security deposit. Our professionals will be in touch with you about the specific amounts and payees for each required payment.